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December 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: George Saunders 1

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George Saunders’ collection of stories, In Persuasion Nation came out this year to rave reviews. He is also the author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. Earlier this year, Saunders explained to me why he could never have a blog (internal “labor dispute”), but, hoping that he […]

December 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: Your Best Books 0

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It’s that’s time of year again. For the third year running, I have asked a number of writers, bloggers, and readers to answer the question, “what were the best books you read this year?” I’ll begin posting the responses today, but this year I’d like to open that question up to everyone who reads The […]

January 10, 2006

A Year in Reading: Laurie’s Best Books 0

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I want to leave 2005 behind, but I keep getting great stuff to post, so I hope you don’t mind. I got this great e-mail from Laurie who wanted to share her favorite books from amongst her considerable reading last year. I’ll be following this up with another e-mail Laurie sent me about what makes […]

January 1, 2006

A Year in Reading: wrap up 1

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Year in Reading series. It was great to see which books got people excited this year. I hope to do it again next year, so keep track of what you read and keep me in mind come December. Here are this year’s contributions: Authors: Kirby Gann Marcy Dermansky […]

December 23, 2005

A Year in Reading by Patrick Brown 0

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Best Novel: The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen – Hugo Whittier is a 40-year-old misanthrope living in self-imposed exile at Waverly, his ancestral home on the Hudson River. Hugo is rapidly smoking himself to death, but doing it with real style. When his estranged brother separates from his wife and moves in, he drags Hugo […]

December 20, 2005

A Year in Reading: Winning the War on Christmas 0

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My old friend Derek and I used to trade books back and forth in high school, and we spent many hours lurking in used book stores looking for collections of Richard Brautigan poetry and other such things. Several years later, we were roommates in Los Angeles, and one day he showed me his “blog.” I […]

December 15, 2005

A Year in Reading: Michelle Richmond 0

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I asked Michelle Richmond to share with us the best books she read this year. Michelle is the author of The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress and Dream of the Blue Room. She also keeps a blog, Sans Serif. She put together a really great post for us. The Death of a Beekeeper, by Lars […]

December 14, 2005

A Year in Reading by Andrew Saikali 0

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This was the year I played catch-up. My failing as a reader has always been my near-total ignorance of contemporary authors (say, those that emerged in my own lifetime). That all changed this year thanks to some wonderful recommendations from my Millions cohorts. In no time at all I was transfixed by Alvaro Mutis (The […]

December 12, 2005

A Year in Reading: Marcy Dermansky 0

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Marcy Dermansky is a New York author whose debut novel, Twins, came out this fall. It’s been getting good reviews, including a mention in the New York Times this weekend. Marcy was kind enough to share with us the best book she read this year: Notice by Heather Lewis – Not since Haruki Murakami’s Underground […]

December 10, 2005

A Year in Reading: No Saddies Allowed 0

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Edan and I once ran a book club together. Once a month we would guide our herd of readers through our most recent selection. Not all of them would read the book, but we didn’t mind. Our only rule was “no saddies allowed.” East of Eden (or, as I like to call it, East of […]